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Pharmaceutical Medicine
by Adrian Kilcoyne, Phil Ambery, Daniel O’Connor

The breadth of the pharmaceutical medicine can be daunting, but this book is designed to navigate a path through the speciality. Providing a broad overview of all topics relevant to the discipline of pharmaceutical medicine, it gives you the facts fast, in a user-friendly format, without having to dive through page upon page of dense text. With 136 chapters spread across 8 sections, the text offers a thorough grounding in issues ranging from medicines regulation to clinical trial design and data management. This makes it a useful revision aid for exams as well as giving you a taster of areas of pharmaceutical medicine adjacent to your current role. For healthcare professionals already working in the field, this book offers a guiding hand in difficult situations as well as supplying rapid access to the latest recommendations and guidelines. Written by authors with experience in the industry and drug regulation, this comprehensive and authoritative guide provides a shoulder to lean on throughout your pharmaceutical career.

How to Write a Thesis
by Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco’s wise and witty guide to researching and writing a thesis, published in English for the first time.

By the time Umberto Eco published his best-selling novel The Name of the Rose, he was one of Italy’s most celebrated intellectuals, a distinguished academic and the author of influential works on semiotics. Some years before that, in 1977, Eco published a little book for his students, How to Write a Thesis, in which he offered useful advice on all the steps involved in researching and writing a thesis—from choosing a topic to organizing a work schedule to writing the final draft. Now in its twenty-third edition in Italy and translated into seventeen languages, How to Write a Thesis has become a classic. Remarkably, this is its first, long overdue publication in English.

Eco’s approach is anything but dry and academic. He not only offers practical advice but also considers larger questions about the value of the thesis-writing exercise. How to Write a Thesis is unlike any other writing manual. It reads like a novel. It is opinionated. It is frequently irreverent, sometimes polemical, and often hilarious. Eco advises students how to avoid “thesis neurosis” and he answers the important question “Must You Read Books?” He reminds students “You are not Proust” and “Write everything that comes into your head, but only in the first draft.” Of course, there was no Internet in 1977, but Eco’s index card research system offers important lessons about critical thinking and information curating for students of today who may be burdened by Big Data.

How to Write a Thesis belongs on the bookshelves of students, teachers, writers, and Eco fans everywhere. Already a classic, it would fit nicely between two other classics: Strunk and White and The Name of the Rose.

Contents
The Definition and Purpose of a Thesis • Choosing the Topic • Conducting Research • The Work Plan and the Index Cards • Writing the Thesis • The Final Draft


Magazines for Libraries
by Cheryl Laguardia, Bill Katz, Linda Sternberg Katz

Reviewing the best publications for all serials collections since 1969.

Three Women
by Lisa Taddeo

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Extraordinary…A nonfiction literary masterpiece…I can’t remember the last time a book affected me as profoundly as Three Women.” —Elizabeth Gilbert

“The hottest book of the summer…Groundbreaking…Breathtaking…Staggeringly intimate.” —Entertainment Weekly

“The most in-depth look at the female sex drive that’s been published in decades.” —New York

Three Women will be whispered about around pools from coast to coast.” —Town & Country

Desire as we’ve never seen it before: a riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting.

It thrills us and torments us. It controls our thoughts, destroys our lives, and it’s all we live for. Yet we almost never speak of it. And as a buried force in our lives, desire remains largely unexplored—until now. Over the past eight years, journalist Lisa Taddeo has driven across the country six times to embed herself with ordinary women from different regions and backgrounds. The result, Three Women, is the deepest nonfiction portrait of desire ever written and one of the most anticipated books of the year.

We begin in suburban Indiana with Lina, a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage, after a decade, has lost its passion. She passes her days cooking and cleaning for a man who refuses to kiss her on the mouth, protesting that “the sensation offends” him. To Lina’s horror, even her marriage counselor says her husband’s position is valid. Starved for affection, Lina battles daily panic attacks. When she reconnects with an old flame through social media, she embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming.

In North Dakota we meet Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student who finds a confidant in her handsome, married English teacher. By Maggie’s account, supportive nightly texts and phone calls evolve into a clandestine physical relationship, with plans to skip school on her eighteenth birthday and make love all day; instead, he breaks up with her on the morning he turns thirty. A few years later, Maggie has no degree, no career, and no dreams to live for. When she learns that this man has been named North Dakota’s Teacher of the Year, she steps forward with her story—and is met with disbelief by former schoolmates and the jury that hears her case. The trial will turn their quiet community upside down.

Finally, in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, we meet Sloane—a gorgeous, successful, and refined restaurant owner—who is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women. He picks out partners for her alone or for a threesome, and she ensures that everyone’s needs are satisfied. For years, Sloane has been asking herself where her husband’s desire ends and hers begins. One day, they invite a new man into their bed—but he brings a secret with him that will finally force Sloane to confront the uneven power dynamics that fuel their lifestyle.

Based on years of immersive reporting, and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, Three Women is a groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today’s America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality of female desire with unprecedented depth and emotional power. It is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy, that introduces us to three unforgettable women—and one remarkable writer—whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.


Environmental Impact Statements
by Jacob I. Bregman, Kenneth M. Mackenthun

Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments must be completed for any major action that requires a federal permit. Each federal agency has its own requirements regarding what must appear in the statement. Furthermore, many states and local agencies, such as those in California, the District of Columbia, and the city of Chicago, have their own versions of Environmental Impact Statements that must be done for any proposed construction. This book covers the requirements for a wide variety of Environmental Impact Statements on the federal, state, and local levels. It provides a thorough explanation of Environmental Impact Statements so that personnel responsible for preparing these documents will be able to understand and teach others the fundamentals of the wide range of environmental factors-ecological and socioeconomic-that comprise an Environmental Impact Statement.
Environmental Impact Statements is an indispensable book for architectural and engineering firms, industrial firms, and regulatory agencies on all levels. It will also make an important text for instructors and students participating in courses that discuss Environmental Impact Statements and how to complete them.

Beilsteins Handbuch Der Organischen Chemie
by Friedrich Konrad Beilstein, Deutsche Chemische Gesellschaft

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.

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As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Science and Politics
by Brent S. Steel

Recent partisan squabbles over science in the news are indicative of a larger tendency for scientific research and practice to get entangled in major ideological divisions in the public arena. This politicization of science is deepened by the key role government funding plays in scientific research and development, the market leading position of U.S.-based science and technology firms, and controversial U.S. exports (such as genetically modified foods or hormone-injected livestock).

This groundbreaking, one-volume, A-to-Z reference features 120-150 entries that explore the nexus of politics and science, both in the United States and in U.S. interactions with other nations. The essays, each by experts in their fields, examine:

  • Health, environmental, and social/cultural issues relating to science and politics
  • Concerns relating to government regulation and its impact on the practice of science
  • Key historical and contemporary events that have shaped our contemporary view of how science and politics intersect

Science and Politics: An A to Z Guide to Issues and Controversies is a must-have resource for researchers and students who seek to deepen their understanding of the connection between science and politics.


Ask Again, Yes
by Mary Beth Keane

“A beautiful novel, bursting at the seams with empathy.”Elle

A profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the friendship between their children, a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, the daily intimacies of marriage, and the power of forgiveness.

How much can a family forgive?

Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, rookie cops in the NYPD, live next door to each other outside the city. What happens behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne, sets the stage for the explosive events to come.

Ask Again, Yes is a deeply affecting exploration of the lifelong friendship and love that blossoms between Kate Gleeson and Peter Stanhope, born six months apart. One shocking night their loyalties are divided, and their bond will be tested again and again over the next 40 years. Luminous, heartbreaking, and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes reveals the way childhood memories change when viewed from the distance of adulthood—villains lose their menace and those who appeared innocent seem less so. Kate and Peter’s love story, while haunted by echoes from the past, is marked by tenderness, generosity, and grace.


Archival Futures
by Caroline Brown

This book draws on the contributions of a range of international experts to consider the current archival landscape and imagine the archive of the future. Firmly rooted in current professional debate and scholarship, Archival Futures offers thought provoking and accessible chapters that aim to challenge and inspire archivists globally and to encourage debate about their futures.
It is widely acknowledged that the archive profession/discipline is facing a time of change. The digital world has presented changes in how records are created, used, stored and communicated. At the same time, there is increased public debate over issues such as ownership of and access to information and its authenticity and reliability in a networked and interconnected world. On a practical level archivists are being asked to do more, to have a greater range of skills, often with increasingly restricted resources while competing with others to maintain their role as experts in ever changing environments.
Exploring the potential impact of these changes is timely. Such reflections will provide the opportunity to consider the archivists’ purpose and role, discuss the practical impact of change on skills and functions and to articulate what can be contributed to a mid 21 century world.
The contributors, Kate Theimer, Luciana Duranti, Victoria Lemieux, Geoffrey Yeo, Jenny Bunn, Sonia Ranade, Barbara Reed, Gillian Oliver, Frank Upward, Joanne Evans, Michael Moss, David Thomas and Craig Gauld cover:

  • the role of archives in relation to individuals, organisations, communities and society
  • how appraisal, arrangement, description and access might be affected in the future
  • the impact of changing societal expectations in terms of access to information, how information is exchanged, and how things are recorded and remembered
  • the place of traditional archives and what ‘the archive’ is or might become
  • competition or opportunity offered by other information, cultural or IT related professions and the future role of the archive profession
  • truth and post-truth: archives as authentic and reliable evidence

This book will appeal to an international audience of students, academics and practitioners in archival science, records management, and library and information science.


Business & Economics · History

Book About Japan Economy

The Japanese Economy
by David Flath

Japan remains one of the dominant economic powers. Yet the Japanese economy is one of the most misunderstood phenomena in the modern world. Conventionally, Japan is presented as the exception to mainstream economic theory: an exception to the standard models of modern economics. This book demolishes that notion, bringing the full analytical power of economic thought to all aspects of the most dramatic economic success story in recent times. David Flath concentrates on four main themes: Japan’s economic growth and development; Japan’s integration with the world economy; Government policies and their effects; Economic institutions and practices. By applying common economic tools such as the Solow growth model, Modigliani’s life-cycle model of saving, Becker’s theory of investment, Samuelson’s theory of revealed preference, Coase’s exposition of the problem of social cost, and the modern theory of industrial organization, this book shows that the mainstream principles of economics apply in Japan as successfully as they do elsewhere. Revised and updated to take account of recent developments in Japanese banking and macroeconomics, this book is an indispensable resource for students and instructors alike. Lucid explanations and comprehensive and rigorous analysis make it natural choice for anyone interested in comprehending the rise of the Japanese economy.

The Japanese Economy
by Takatoshi Ito, Takatoshi Itō

“This is the first book economists and their students should turn to for an overview on the structure and operation of the Japanese economy today. There is no remotely close substitute for Takatoshi Ito’s Lucid survey.”
— Gary Saxonhouse, Professor of Economics, University of Michigan A comparative perspective and an analytic approach grounded in mainstream economics distinguish this broad, accessible introduction to the Japanese economy. Throughout, Ito utilizes standard economic concepts in comparing Japan with the United States in terms of economic performance, underlying institutions, and government policies.

Referring to cultural factors where appropriate, Ito subjects the basic facts about the Japanese economy to modern theoretical and empirical scrutiny, discussing macroeconomic growth, business cycles, monetary and fiscal policies, industrial structures and policies, the labor market, saving and investment, and international trade and finance.

Ito reviews relevant aspects of Japan’s history before launching into a broad analysis of the country’s markets and its economic policies. He concludes with a look at such contemporary economic issues as the Japanese distribution system, Japanese asset prices, and US-Japan trade conflicts.


Princes of the Yen
by Richard Werner

This eye-opening book offers a disturbing new look at Japan’s post-war economy and the key factors that shaped it. It gives special emphasis to the 1980s and 1990s when Japan’s economy experienced vast swings in activity.

According to the author, the most recent upheaval in the Japanese economy is the result of the policies of a central bank less concerned with stimulating the economy than with its own turf battles and its ideological agenda to change Japan’s economic structure. The book combines new historical research with an in-depth behind-the-scenes account of the bureaucratic competition between Japan’s most important institutions: the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Japan. Drawing on new economic data and first-hand eyewitness accounts, it reveals little known monetary policy tools at the core of Japan’s business cycle, identifies the key figures behind Japan’s economy, and discusses their agenda. The book also highlights the implications for the rest of the world, and raises important questions about the concentration of power within central banks.


The Power to Compete
by Hiroshi Mikitani, Ryoichi Mikitani

“If you’re as interested in Japan as I am, I think you’ll find that The Power to Compete is a smart and thought-provoking look at the future of a fascinating country.” – Bill Gates, “5 Books to Read This Summer”

Father and son – entrepreneur and economist – search for Japan’s economic cure

The Power to Compete tackles the issues central to the prosperity of Japan – and the world – in search of a cure for the “Japan Disease.” As founder and CEO of Rakuten, one of the world’s largest Internet companies, author Hiroshi Mikitani brings an entrepreneur’s perspective to bear on the country’s economic stagnation. Through a freewheeling and candid conversation with his economist father, Ryoichi Mikitani, the two examine the issues facing Japan, and explore possible roadmaps to revitalization. How can Japan overhaul its economy, education system, immigration, public infrastructure, and hold its own with China? Their ideas include applying business techniques like Key Performance Indicators to fix the economy, using information technology to cut government bureaucracy, and increasing the number of foreign firms with a head office in Japan. Readers gain rare insight into Japan’s future, from both academic and practical perspectives on the inside.

Mikitani argues that Japan’s tendency to shun international frameworks and hide from global realities is the root of the problem, while Mikitani Sr.’s background as an international economist puts the issue in perspective for a well-rounded look at today’s Japan.

  • Examine the causes of Japan’s endless economic stagnation
  • Discover the current efforts underway to enhance Japan’s competitiveness
  • Learn how free market “Abenomics” affected Japan’s economy long-term
  • See Japan’s issues from the perspective of an entrepreneur and an economist

Japan’s malaise is seated in a number of economic, business, political, and cultural issues, and this book doesn’t shy away from hot topics. More than a discussion of economics, this book is a conversation between father and son as they work through opposing perspectives to help their country find The Power to Compete.


The New, Emerging Japanese Economy
by Panos Mourdoukoutas

Mourdoukoutas New Emerging Japanese Economy documents the rise of the old Japan economy, identifies the reasons and their domestic and international effects, then charts Japan’s rapid decline, and the effects that this largely unexpected event had on the conduct of business globally. But now the signs point to Japan’s economic recovery – and the importance of this cannot be overestimated. Not only will it provide benefits to the Japanese people, these same benefits will extend to Japan’s trading partners worldwide. The result will be new opportunities, but new challenges as well for unwary foreign management. Mourdoukoutas analyzes the Japanese economy, from rise to fall to rise again, and relates his findings, analyses, and interpretations directly to the conduct of world trade, not only between Japan and the U.S. but with other partners as well. In doing so he makes it possible for corporate management at the highest levels to determine for itself what its strategic response should be – how to select, create, and sell innovative goods and services, and how to design new business methods to maximize gains and guard against losses. The result is a rigorously pragmatic, readable guide for international business people in various capacities and at the highest corporate levels, as well as a challenging, provocative analysis for individuals interested in business management and world trade.

The postwar Japanese economy
by Takafusa Nakamura

After a historical survey moving from the period of reconstruction and reform to the rapid-growth 1960s and early 1970s, the book turns to an analysis of the organization of Japan’s economy, with special emphasis on the “dual structure” of large modern-sector firms and small traditional-sector entrepreneurial firms. By the 1980s, the economy had moved from rapid growth into a period of stable growth, financial reform, and a new sense of its global responsibilities as an economic power. At the end of the decade, a period of wealth-building ended in unrealistically inflated expansion; this “bubble” burst in the early 1990s, and the book ends with a discussion of the new economic realities for Japan.

China and Japan in the Global Economy
by Tomoo Kikuchi, Masaya Sakuragawa

This book discusses the necessity for cooperation between China and Japan to provide international public goods to Asia. It provides insight into how China and Japan can redesign the process of economic integration and security architecture to ensure peace and prosperity in Asia, and how China and Japan can cooperate to correct the capital misallocation and channel savings more effectively to investments in Asia. It also suggests how China and Japan can promote free trade to help Asian economies upgrade their industries in the global supply chain.

The book is an invaluable contribution to the existing discussion on China–Japan relations and how their cooperation is beneficial not only for them but also for Asia, and even the world.


The Textile Industry and the Rise of the Japanese Economy
by Michael Smitka

Makes Japanese sources accessible in English. Although much of the work on Japanese economic history is inaccessible to Westerners, many of Japan’s leading economic historians have published widely in English. Combined with the work of Western economists who can utilize Japanese-language sources, this series assembles a wide range of English-language articles on the key issues in Japanese economic development. Individual volumes cover the interwar period, postwar reconstruction and growth, the textile industry, demographics, agriculture, trade, and the rise of commerce and “protoindustry” in the Tokugawa era. An information-packed classroom and research resource An introductory essay in each volume discusses the significance of the articles, compares various economic development in Japan with those in other countries, and puts studies in the context of similar studies in Europe. — Amazon.com.

Japan, Economic Success and Legal System
by Fritz Thyssen-Stiftung

This book contains proceedings of an international conference discussing the role of law in Japanese society in general and in the business world in particular. TOpics addressed include the degree of legal influence on society, lawyers, extralegal mechanisms of arbitration, use of the contracts, shareholder behaviour, role of the Japanese bureaucracy, and others.

Japanese Economy
by V. V. Ramani, Aparna Bellur

With the rise in Japanese stock prices, improved corporate performance and other important indicators of economic growth, Japan is trying to emerge from its long-standing recession. Besides, the government and the Bank of Japan have declared that the econ

Business & Economics · History

Book On Japanese Economy

The Japanese Economy
by David Flath

Japan remains one of the dominant economic powers. Yet the Japanese economy is one of the most misunderstood phenomena in the modern world. Conventionally, Japan is presented as the exception to mainstream economic theory: an exception to the standard models of modern economics. This book demolishes that notion, bringing the full analytical power of economic thought to all aspects of the most dramatic economic success story in recent times. David Flath concentrates on four main themes: Japan’s economic growth and development; Japan’s integration with the world economy; Government policies and their effects; Economic institutions and practices. By applying common economic tools such as the Solow growth model, Modigliani’s life-cycle model of saving, Becker’s theory of investment, Samuelson’s theory of revealed preference, Coase’s exposition of the problem of social cost, and the modern theory of industrial organization, this book shows that the mainstream principles of economics apply in Japan as successfully as they do elsewhere. Revised and updated to take account of recent developments in Japanese banking and macroeconomics, this book is an indispensable resource for students and instructors alike. Lucid explanations and comprehensive and rigorous analysis make it natural choice for anyone interested in comprehending the rise of the Japanese economy.

The Japanese Economy
by Takatoshi Ito, Takatoshi Itō

“This is the first book economists and their students should turn to for an overview on the structure and operation of the Japanese economy today. There is no remotely close substitute for Takatoshi Ito’s Lucid survey.”
— Gary Saxonhouse, Professor of Economics, University of Michigan A comparative perspective and an analytic approach grounded in mainstream economics distinguish this broad, accessible introduction to the Japanese economy. Throughout, Ito utilizes standard economic concepts in comparing Japan with the United States in terms of economic performance, underlying institutions, and government policies.

Referring to cultural factors where appropriate, Ito subjects the basic facts about the Japanese economy to modern theoretical and empirical scrutiny, discussing macroeconomic growth, business cycles, monetary and fiscal policies, industrial structures and policies, the labor market, saving and investment, and international trade and finance.

Ito reviews relevant aspects of Japan’s history before launching into a broad analysis of the country’s markets and its economic policies. He concludes with a look at such contemporary economic issues as the Japanese distribution system, Japanese asset prices, and US-Japan trade conflicts.


The New, Emerging Japanese Economy
by Panos Mourdoukoutas

Mourdoukoutas New Emerging Japanese Economy documents the rise of the old Japan economy, identifies the reasons and their domestic and international effects, then charts Japan’s rapid decline, and the effects that this largely unexpected event had on the conduct of business globally. But now the signs point to Japan’s economic recovery – and the importance of this cannot be overestimated. Not only will it provide benefits to the Japanese people, these same benefits will extend to Japan’s trading partners worldwide. The result will be new opportunities, but new challenges as well for unwary foreign management. Mourdoukoutas analyzes the Japanese economy, from rise to fall to rise again, and relates his findings, analyses, and interpretations directly to the conduct of world trade, not only between Japan and the U.S. but with other partners as well. In doing so he makes it possible for corporate management at the highest levels to determine for itself what its strategic response should be – how to select, create, and sell innovative goods and services, and how to design new business methods to maximize gains and guard against losses. The result is a rigorously pragmatic, readable guide for international business people in various capacities and at the highest corporate levels, as well as a challenging, provocative analysis for individuals interested in business management and world trade.

Princes of the Yen
by Richard Werner

This eye-opening book offers a disturbing new look at Japan’s post-war economy and the key factors that shaped it. It gives special emphasis to the 1980s and 1990s when Japan’s economy experienced vast swings in activity.

According to the author, the most recent upheaval in the Japanese economy is the result of the policies of a central bank less concerned with stimulating the economy than with its own turf battles and its ideological agenda to change Japan’s economic structure. The book combines new historical research with an in-depth behind-the-scenes account of the bureaucratic competition between Japan’s most important institutions: the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Japan. Drawing on new economic data and first-hand eyewitness accounts, it reveals little known monetary policy tools at the core of Japan’s business cycle, identifies the key figures behind Japan’s economy, and discusses their agenda. The book also highlights the implications for the rest of the world, and raises important questions about the concentration of power within central banks.


The Japanese Economy
by Mitsuo Saito

This is an introduction to the Japanese economy. The general feature of the Japanese economy, together with its historical and geographical background, is first described. Its famous rapid economic growth in the 1960s are then analyzed quantitatively in the light of the econometric findings. The facts on the saving ratio, trade balances, technical progress, industrial structure, business cycles, economic development and so on are presented, and their relation to the economic performance are discussed. The elementary economic concepts and theories are also explained with illustrations from the Japanese economy, so that the book may be easily accessible to the general readers. The readers of the book will acquire a bird’s-eye view of the Japanese economy and the theoretical elucidation of its special features.


The Power to Compete
by Hiroshi Mikitani, Ryoichi Mikitani

“If you’re as interested in Japan as I am, I think you’ll find that The Power to Compete is a smart and thought-provoking look at the future of a fascinating country.” – Bill Gates, “5 Books to Read This Summer”

Father and son – entrepreneur and economist – search for Japan’s economic cure

The Power to Compete tackles the issues central to the prosperity of Japan – and the world – in search of a cure for the “Japan Disease.” As founder and CEO of Rakuten, one of the world’s largest Internet companies, author Hiroshi Mikitani brings an entrepreneur’s perspective to bear on the country’s economic stagnation. Through a freewheeling and candid conversation with his economist father, Ryoichi Mikitani, the two examine the issues facing Japan, and explore possible roadmaps to revitalization. How can Japan overhaul its economy, education system, immigration, public infrastructure, and hold its own with China? Their ideas include applying business techniques like Key Performance Indicators to fix the economy, using information technology to cut government bureaucracy, and increasing the number of foreign firms with a head office in Japan. Readers gain rare insight into Japan’s future, from both academic and practical perspectives on the inside.

Mikitani argues that Japan’s tendency to shun international frameworks and hide from global realities is the root of the problem, while Mikitani Sr.’s background as an international economist puts the issue in perspective for a well-rounded look at today’s Japan.

  • Examine the causes of Japan’s endless economic stagnation
  • Discover the current efforts underway to enhance Japan’s competitiveness
  • Learn how free market “Abenomics” affected Japan’s economy long-term
  • See Japan’s issues from the perspective of an entrepreneur and an economist

Japan’s malaise is seated in a number of economic, business, political, and cultural issues, and this book doesn’t shy away from hot topics. More than a discussion of economics, this book is a conversation between father and son as they work through opposing perspectives to help their country find The Power to Compete.


Information, Incentives and Bargaining in the Japanese Economy
by Masahiko Aoki

This book is not another parable of Japan’s economic success; it provides rich and systematic descriptions of Japanese microeconomic institutions and interprets their workings in terms familiar to Western economists. A systematic, in-depth analysis of Japanese institutions of this kind has never been available before. In making his comparative analysis of the Japanese system, the author critically examines conventional notions about the microstructure of the market economy that have strongly shaped and influenced economists’ approach to industrial organization. While these notions may constitute an appropriate foundation for the analysis of the highly market-oriented Western economies, the author has found that a more complete understanding of the Japanese economy requires us to broaden such “specific” notions. Topics include the internal information structure, incentive scheme, and capital structure of the Japanese firm; corporate and bureaucratic behavior from the viewpoint of bargaining game theory; subcontract design; functions of corporate grouping; the pattern of innovation; and the possible impacts of cultural factors.

The postwar Japanese economy
by Takafusa Nakamura

After a historical survey moving from the period of reconstruction and reform to the rapid-growth 1960s and early 1970s, the book turns to an analysis of the organization of Japan’s economy, with special emphasis on the “dual structure” of large modern-sector firms and small traditional-sector entrepreneurial firms. By the 1980s, the economy had moved from rapid growth into a period of stable growth, financial reform, and a new sense of its global responsibilities as an economic power. At the end of the decade, a period of wealth-building ended in unrealistically inflated expansion; this “bubble” burst in the early 1990s, and the book ends with a discussion of the new economic realities for Japan.

Japanization
by William Pesek

An in-depth look at Japan’s economic malaise and the steps it must take to compete globally

In Japanization, Bloomberg columnist William Pesek—based in Tokyo—presents a detailed look at Japan’s continuing twenty-year economic slow-down, the political and economic reasons behind it, and the policies it could and should undertake to return to growth and influence. Despite new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s promise of economic revitalization, investor optimism about the future, and plenty of potential, Japanization reveals why things are unlikely to change any time soon.

Pesek argues that “Abenomics,” as the new policies are popularly referred to, is nothing more than a dressed-up version of the same old fiscal and monetary policies that have left Japan with crippling debt, interest rates at zero, and constant deflation. He explores the ten forces that are stunting Japan’s growth and offers prescriptions for fixing each one.

  • Offers a skeptical counterpoint to the popular rosy narrative on the economic outlook for Japan
  • Gives investors practical and detailed insight on the real condition of Japan’s economy
  • Reveals ten factors stunting Japan’s growth and why they are unlikely to be solved any time soon
  • Explains why most of what readers believe they know about Japan’s economy is wrong
  • Includes case studies of some of the biggest Japanese companies, including Olympus, Japan Airlines, Sony, and Toyota, among others

For many investors, businesspeople, and economists, Japan’s long economic struggle is difficult to comprehend, particularly given the economic advantages it appears to have over its neighbors. Japanization offers a ground-level look at why its problems continue and what it can do to change course.


Business & Economics

Economic History Book

Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction
by Robert C. Allen

Why are some countries rich and others poor? In 1500, the income differences were small, but they have grown dramatically since Columbus reached America. Since then, the interplay between geography, globalization, technological change, and economic policy has determined the wealth and poverty of nations. The industrial revolution was Britain’s path breaking response to the challenge of globalization. Western Europe and North America joined Britain to form a club of rich nations by pursuing four polices-creating a national market by abolishing internal tariffs and investing in transportation, erecting an external tariff to protect their fledgling industries from British competition, banks to stabilize the currency and mobilize domestic savings for investment, and mass education to prepare people for industrial work. Together these countries pioneered new technologies that have made them ever richer. Before the Industrial Revolution, most of the world’s manufacturing was done in Asia, but industries from Casablanca to Canton were destroyed by western competition in the nineteenth century, and Asia was transformed into ‘underdeveloped countries’ specializing in agriculture. The spread of economic development has been slow since modern technology was invented to fit the needs of rich countries and is ill adapted to the economic and geographical conditions of poor countries. A few countries – Japan, Soviet Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, and perhaps China – have, nonetheless, caught up with the West through creative responses to the technological challenge and with Big Push industrialization that has achieved rapid growth through investment coordination. Whether other countries can emulate the success of East Asia is a challenge for the future. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

General Economic History
by Max Weber

This book, the last work of the great German sociologist and historian Max Weber (1864–1920), is based on a series of lectures he delivered in 1919–20. The present volume brings together major ideas that explain economic life and change. Beginning with descriptions and analyses of the early agrarian systems, Part One takes the reader through the manorial system, the guilds, and early capitalism as developed on plantations and other estates. Part Two considers the economic organization of industry and mining, while Part Three discusses the development of commerce, technical requisites for transporting goods, and banking systems. The last section surveys, among other topics, the evolution of capitalism and the capitalistic spirit. It also includes Weber’s famous discussion of the relationship of religion to the cultural history of capitalism. This excellent English-language version of a work renowned for its interpretive brilliance, is intended for students of the social sciences as well as general readers.

An Economic History of Europe
by Karl Gunnar Persson, Paul Sharp

This second edition of the leading textbook on European economic history has been updated throughout and includes new coverage of post-financial crisis Europe. Covering the full sweep of European history, this is the only textbook students need to understand Europe’s unique economic development and its global context.

The Making of New Zealand
by G. R. Hawke

This book provides a comprehensive study of the economic history of New Zealand. It is for use as a textbook, and will be of interest to economic historians for its comprehensive coverage of the subject. It provides a clear and readable account that will be accessible to those without a background in economics. The book covers the period since European settlement, with particular emphasis on the postwar economy. It deals with the economic problems encountered in establishing a trading economy in New Zealand and in maintaining it and adapting it to the evolving international economy. It looks closely at the development and performance of different sectors of the economy, the influence of the government and the response to international economic conditions. It also considers the way in which New Zealand society has been shaped by the problems encountered and by the solutions to those problems.

A Concise Economic History of the World
by Rondo E. Cameron, William Rand Kenan Professor of Economics and History Rondo Cameron, Etc

The third edition of this highly successful text takes a broad look at the world’s economic history from pre-historic times to the present. Placing contemporary world economy in historical perspective, it explores the critical reasons why some nations have become rich while others failed. The author expands coverage of the EEC, now the European Union, and extensively restructures his work on the non-Western world in light of recent scholarship. He also gives special attention to developments in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and the European Union. Now available in 11 languages, including Spanish (second edition), French, German (2 volumes), Polish, and Chinese, this uniquely comprehensive text remains an invaluable, lively, and accessible text for both undergraduate and graduate students of European economic history and world development.

US Economic History Since 1945
by Michael French, Michael John French, Mike French

The period since 1945 has seen the US economy evolve from an expanding consumer society in which affluence was more widely distributed than before, through to the economic challenges of recessions in the 1970s, and 1980’s and the competitive challenge from overseas rivals, notably Japan.

An Economic History of Sweden
by Lars Magnusson

This book represents the first recent attempt to provide a comprehensive treatment of Sweden’s economic development since the middle of the 18th century. It traces the rapid industrialisation, the political currents and the social ambitions, that transformed Sweden from a backward agrarian economy into what is now regarded by many as a model welfar

Land of Promise
by Michael Lind

A sweeping and original work of economic history by Michael Lind, one of America’s leading intellectuals, Land of Promise recounts the epic story of America’s rise to become the world’s dominant economy. As ideological free marketers continue to square off against Keynesians in Congress and the press, economic policy remains at the center of political debate.

Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States offers a much-needed historical framework that sheds new light on our past—wisdom that offers lessons essential to our future. Building upon the strength and lucidity of his New York Times Notable Books The Next American Nation and Hamilton’s Republic, Lind delivers a necessary and revelatory examination of the roots of American prosperity—insight that will prove invaluable to anyone interested in exploring how we can move forward.


An Economist’s Guide to Economic History
by Matthias Blum, Christopher L. Colvin

Without economic history, economics runs the risk of being too abstract or parochial, of failing to notice precedents, trends and cycles, of overlooking the long-run and thus misunderstanding ‘how we got here’. Recent financial and economic crises illustrate spectacularly how the economics profession has not learnt from its past.

This important and unique book addresses this problem by demonstrating the power of historical thinking in economic research. Concise chapters guide economics lecturers and their students through the field of economic history, demonstrating the use of historical thinking in economic research, and advising them on how they can actively engage with economic history in their teaching and learning.

Blum and Colvin bring together important voices in the field to show readers how they can use their existing economics training to explore different facets of economic history. Each chapter introduces a question or topic, historical context or research method and explores how they can be used in economics scholarship and pedagogy. In a century characterised to date by economic uncertainty, bubbles and crashes, An Economist’s Guide to Economic History is essential reading.

For further information visit http://www.blumandcolvin.org


Political Science

Global Political Economy Ebook

Global Political Economy
by John Ravenhill

The fourth edition of this popular text is a sophisticated and authoritative introduction to the field of global political economy that combines history and theoretical approaches with contemporary issues and debates. International experts have updated the new edition to include material on the on-going financial crisis, evaluating the prospects for larger developing economies, with a particular focus on the BRICs, and exploring the crises in global governance. Students are supported in their studies by features including boxes with additional information on key topics and end of chapter questions, and are encouraged to take their interest in the subject beyond the textbook through further reading sections and web links. An Online Resource Centre provides further additional material, and includes: Student resources: Flashcard glossary Timeline Web links Instructor resources: PowerPoint slides Figures and tables from the book

Global Political Economy
by John Ravenhill

The fifth edition of Global Political Economy offers a comprehensive introduction to global political economy, combining theory, history, and contemporary issues and debates. Renowned for its balance of empirical material and critical analysis, the expert authors introduce readers to the diversity of perspectives in global political economy, and encourage students to unpack claims and challenge explanations.This new edition features a rewritten chapter on the Global Trade Regimes and thorough updates throughout to reflect the rise of new actors and the role of developing economies in global governance.New to this Edition Chapter 5: ‘The Evolution of the Global Trade Regime’ has been rewritten by Professor Ann Capling (University of Melbourne) and Dr Silke Trommer (University of Manchester). Part Two: ‘Global Trade and Productions’ has been restructured to include Chapter 7: ‘The Globalization of Production’ to provide students more comprehensive coverage of global trade and production. Increased coverage of the rise of new actors, especially the BRICs, and the role of developing economies in global governance.

Global Political Economy
by John Ravenhill

Featuring carefully edited contributions from an impressive line-up of international scholars, Global Political Economy, Third Edition, is an authoritative introduction that combines coverage of history and theoretical approaches with contemporary issues and debates. The expert contributors offer a diverse range of perspectives and insights into the relevance of global political economy within international relations.
Fully up-to-date, the third edition features substantially revised chapters that reflect the latest developments in global political economy, particularly the events and outcomes of the 2008 financial crisis. The text is enhanced by pedagogical features and a two-color design. A Companion Website offers resources for students (a flashcard glossary, a timeline, and links) and instructors (PowerPoint-based slides, case studies, and figures and tables from the book).

Global Political Economy
by John Ravenhill

Featuring carefully edited contributions from an impressive line-up of international scholars, Global Political Economy, Second Edition, is an authoritative introduction that covers all bases: contemporary theory, introductions to particular issue areas, and an extended debate on globalization that reflects a variety of perspectives. The second edition includes a new chapter on theoretical traditions (Chapter 2) and a broader introduction to production and multinational corporations in Chapter 10. A companion website features an interactive timeline, web links, a flashcard glossary, and maps for students, as well as two in-depth case studies for professors.

Global Political Economy
by Theodore H. Cohn

Praised for its authoritative coverage, Global Political Economy places the study of international political economy (IPE) in its broadest theoretical contextnow updated to cover the continuing global economic crisis and regional relationships and impacts. This text not only helps students understand the fundamentals of how the global economy works but also encourages them to use theory to more fully grasp the connections between key issue areas like trade and development. Written by a leading IPE scholar, this text equally emphasizes theory and practice to provide a framework for analyzing current events and long-term developments in the global economy.

New to the Seventh Edition

  • Focuses on the ongoing global economic crisis and the continuing European sovereign debt crisis, along with other regional economic issues, including their implications for relationships in the global economy.
  • Offers fuller and updated discussions of critical perspectives like feminism and environmentalism, and includes new material differentiating among the terms neomercantilism, realism, mercantilism, and economic nationalism.
  • Updated, author-written Test Bank is provided to professors as an e-Resource on the book’s Webpage.

Analyzing the Global Political Economy
by Andrew Walter, Gautam Sen

Ideally suited to upper-undergraduate and graduate students, Analyzing the Global Political Economy critically assesses the convergence between IPE, comparative political economy, and economics. Andrew Walter and Gautam Sen show that a careful engagement with economics is essential for understanding both contemporary IPE and for analyzing the global political economy. The authors also argue that the deployment of more advanced economic theories should not detract from the continuing importance for IPE of key concepts from political science and international relations. IPE students with little or no background in economics will therefore find this book useful, and economics students interested in political economy will be alerted to the comparative strengths of political science and other social science disciplines.

  • A concise look at the foundations of analysis in the political economy of global trade, money, finance, and investment
  • Suitable for upper-undergraduate and graduate students with some or no economic background
  • Techniques and findings from a range of academic disciplines, including international relations, political science, economics, sociology, and history
  • Further reading and useful weblinks including a range of relevant data sources, listed in each chapter


Global Political Economy
by Robert Gilpin

This book is the eagerly awaited successor to Robert Gilpin’s 1987 The Political Economy of International Relations, the classic statement of the field of international political economy that continues to command the attention of students, researchers, and policymakers. The world economy and political system have changed dramatically since the 1987 book was published. The end of the Cold War has unleashed new economic and political forces, and new regionalisms have emerged. Computing power is increasingly an impetus to the world economy, and technological developments have changed and are changing almost every aspect of contemporary economic affairs. Gilpin’s Global Political Economy considers each of these developments. Reflecting a lifetime of scholarship, it offers a masterful survey of the approaches that have been used to understand international economic relations and the problems faced in the new economy.

Gilpin focuses on the powerful economic, political, and technological forces that have transformed the world. He gives particular attention to economic globalization, its real and alleged implications for economic affairs, and the degree to which its nature, extent, and significance have been exaggerated and misunderstood. Moreover, he demonstrates that national policies and domestic economies remain the most critical determinants of economic affairs. The book also stresses the importance of economic regionalism, multinational corporations, and financial upheavals.

Gilpin integrates economic and political analysis in his discussion of “global political economy.” He employs the conventional theory of international trade, insights from the theory of industrial organization, and endogenous growth theory. In addition, ideas from political science, history, and other disciplines are employed to enrich understanding of the new international economic order. This wide-ranging book is destined to become a landmark in the field.


A Critical Rewriting of Global Political Economy
by V. Spike Peterson, Professor of International Relations School of Government and Public Policy V Spike Peterson

Moving beyond a narrow definition of economics, this pioneering book advances our knowledge of global political economy and how we might critically respond to it.

V. Spike Peterson clearly shows how two key features of the global economy increasingly determine everyday lives worldwide. The first is explosive growth in financial markets that shape business decision-making and public policy-making, and the second is dramatic growth in informal and flexible work arrangements that shape income-generation and family wellbeing. These developments, though widely recognized, are rarely analyzed as inextricable and interacting dimensions of globalization. Using a new theoretical model, Peterson demonstrates the interdependence of reproductive, productive and virtual economies and analyzes inequalities of race, gender, class and nation as structural features of neoliberal globalization.

Presenting a methodologically plural, cross-disciplinary and well-documented account of globalization, the author integrates marginalized and disparate features of globalization to provide an accessible narrative from a postcolonial feminist vantage point.


International Political Economy
by Jeffry A. Frieden, David A. Lake

Now in its fourth edition, this best-selling reader in international political economy offers 31 solid articles – 15 new – by renowned scholars in political science and economics. Frieden and Lake have edited and introduced each reading with care to ensure its accessibility to students who are new to the subject. This reader continues to offer a provocative look at the postive and negative impacts of globalization.

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Pharmaceutical Medicine
by Adrian Kilcoyne, Phil Ambery, Daniel O’Connor

The breadth of the pharmaceutical medicine can be daunting, but this book is designed to navigate a path through the speciality. Providing a broad overview of all topics relevant to the discipline of pharmaceutical medicine, it gives you the facts fast, in a user-friendly format, without having to dive through page upon page of dense text. With 136 chapters spread across 8 sections, the text offers a thorough grounding in issues ranging from medicines regulation to clinical trial design and data management. This makes it a useful revision aid for exams as well as giving you a taster of areas of pharmaceutical medicine adjacent to your current role. For healthcare professionals already working in the field, this book offers a guiding hand in difficult situations as well as supplying rapid access to the latest recommendations and guidelines. Written by authors with experience in the industry and drug regulation, this comprehensive and authoritative guide provides a shoulder to lean on throughout your pharmaceutical career.

Magazines for Libraries
by Cheryl Laguardia, Bill Katz, Linda Sternberg Katz

Reviewing the best publications for all serials collections since 1969.

Asian Digital Libraries. Looking Back 10 Years and Forging New Frontiers
by Dion Goh, Tru Hoang Cao, Ingeborg Sølvberg, Edie Rasmussen

The International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL) is one of the leading international conferences in digital libraries research. The conference has come a long way since its inception in 1998 as the First Asia Digital Library Workshop held in Hong Kong. Since then, the conference has traveled across the Asian continent and has been hosted by Taiwan (ICADL 1999), Seoul, Korea (ICADL 2000), Bangalore, India (ICADL 2001), Singapore (ICADL 2002), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (ICADL 2003), Shanghai, China (ICADL 2004), Bangkok, Thailand (ICADL 2005), and Kyoto, Japan (ICADL 2006). The 2007 edition of the conference marks an important milestone in the ICADL series. Into its tenth year, the conference matured into a significant gathering of practitioners, researchers, educators and policy makers from diverse disciplines sharing a common interest in advancing digital libraries research in Asia. ICADL 2007 was held in Hanoi, Vietnam during December 10–13, 2007, with the theme, “Asian Digital Libraries: Looking Back 10 Years and Forging New Frontiers.” The theme reflects upon the growth of the digital libraries community and explores new areas that the community could delve into in the coming years.

The World Book Encyclopedia 2011
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“A 22-volume, highly illustrated, A-Z general encyclopedia for all ages, featuring sections on how to use World Book, other research aids, pronunciation key, a student guide to better writing, speaking, and research skills, and comprehensive index”–Provided by publisher.

Theories of the Nonobject
by M—nica Amor

Theories of the Nonobject investigates the crisis of the sculptural and painterly object in the concrete, neoconcrete, and constructivist practices of artists in Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela. M—nica Amor, a native of Venezuela, presents case studies of specific movements, artists, and critics, tracing their role in the significant reconceptualization of the artwork that Brazilian critic and poet Ferreira Gullar heralded in ÒTheory of the Nonobject,Ó a seminal essay published in 1959 in the Suplemento Dominical do Jornal do Brasil. Based on deep archival research, this distinctive book brings scholarly attention to a group of major art figures, including Lygia Clark, HŽlio Oiticica, and Gego, whose work proposed engaged forms of spectatorship that dismissed medium-based understandings of art. Exploring the philosophical, economic, and political underpinnings of geometric abstraction in postÐWorld War II South America, Amor highlights the overlapping inquiries of artists and critics who, working on the periphery of European and US modernism, contributed to a sophisticated conversation about the nature of the art object.

Science and Politics
by Brent S. Steel

Recent partisan squabbles over science in the news are indicative of a larger tendency for scientific research and practice to get entangled in major ideological divisions in the public arena. This politicization of science is deepened by the key role government funding plays in scientific research and development, the market leading position of U.S.-based science and technology firms, and controversial U.S. exports (such as genetically modified foods or hormone-injected livestock).

This groundbreaking, one-volume, A-to-Z reference features 120-150 entries that explore the nexus of politics and science, both in the United States and in U.S. interactions with other nations. The essays, each by experts in their fields, examine:

  • Health, environmental, and social/cultural issues relating to science and politics
  • Concerns relating to government regulation and its impact on the practice of science
  • Key historical and contemporary events that have shaped our contemporary view of how science and politics intersect

Science and Politics: An A to Z Guide to Issues and Controversies is a must-have resource for researchers and students who seek to deepen their understanding of the connection between science and politics.


The Oxford Guide to Library Research
by Thomas Mann

With all of the new developments in information storage and retrieval, researchers today need a clear and comprehensive overview of the full range of their options, both online and offline, for finding the best information quickly. In this third edition of The Oxford Guide to Library Research, Thomas Mann maps out an array not just of important databases and print sources, but of several specific search techniques that can be applied profitably in any area of research. From academic resources to government documents to manuscripts in archives to business Web sites, Mann shows readers how best to exploit controlled subject headings, explains why browsing library shelves is still important in an online age, demonstrates how citation searching and related record searching produce results far beyond keyword inquiries, and offers practical tips on making personal contacts with knowledgeable people. Against the trendy but mistaken assumption that “everything” can be found on the Internet, Mann shows the lasting value of physical libraries and the unexpected power of traditional search mechanisms, while also providing the best overview of the new capabilities of computer indexing. Throughout the book Mann enlivens his advice with real-world examples derived from his experience of having helped thousands of researchers, with interests in all subjects areas, over a quarter century. Along the way he provides striking demonstrations and powerful arguments against those theorists who have mistakenly announced the demise of print. Essential reading for students, scholars, professional researchers, and laypersons, The Oxford Guide to Library Research offers a rich, inclusive overview of the information field, one that can save researchers countless hours of frustration in the search for the best sources on their topics.

Three Women
by Lisa Taddeo

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Extraordinary…A nonfiction literary masterpiece…I can’t remember the last time a book affected me as profoundly as Three Women.” —Elizabeth Gilbert

“The hottest book of the summer…Groundbreaking…Breathtaking…Staggeringly intimate.” —Entertainment Weekly

“The most in-depth look at the female sex drive that’s been published in decades.” —New York

Three Women will be whispered about around pools from coast to coast.” —Town & Country

Desire as we’ve never seen it before: a riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting.

It thrills us and torments us. It controls our thoughts, destroys our lives, and it’s all we live for. Yet we almost never speak of it. And as a buried force in our lives, desire remains largely unexplored—until now. Over the past eight years, journalist Lisa Taddeo has driven across the country six times to embed herself with ordinary women from different regions and backgrounds. The result, Three Women, is the deepest nonfiction portrait of desire ever written and one of the most anticipated books of the year.

We begin in suburban Indiana with Lina, a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage, after a decade, has lost its passion. She passes her days cooking and cleaning for a man who refuses to kiss her on the mouth, protesting that “the sensation offends” him. To Lina’s horror, even her marriage counselor says her husband’s position is valid. Starved for affection, Lina battles daily panic attacks. When she reconnects with an old flame through social media, she embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming.

In North Dakota we meet Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student who finds a confidant in her handsome, married English teacher. By Maggie’s account, supportive nightly texts and phone calls evolve into a clandestine physical relationship, with plans to skip school on her eighteenth birthday and make love all day; instead, he breaks up with her on the morning he turns thirty. A few years later, Maggie has no degree, no career, and no dreams to live for. When she learns that this man has been named North Dakota’s Teacher of the Year, she steps forward with her story—and is met with disbelief by former schoolmates and the jury that hears her case. The trial will turn their quiet community upside down.

Finally, in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, we meet Sloane—a gorgeous, successful, and refined restaurant owner—who is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women. He picks out partners for her alone or for a threesome, and she ensures that everyone’s needs are satisfied. For years, Sloane has been asking herself where her husband’s desire ends and hers begins. One day, they invite a new man into their bed—but he brings a secret with him that will finally force Sloane to confront the uneven power dynamics that fuel their lifestyle.

Based on years of immersive reporting, and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, Three Women is a groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today’s America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality of female desire with unprecedented depth and emotional power. It is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy, that introduces us to three unforgettable women—and one remarkable writer—whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.


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Online Library Access

Pharmaceutical Medicine
by Adrian Kilcoyne, Phil Ambery, Daniel O’Connor

The breadth of the pharmaceutical medicine can be daunting, but this book is designed to navigate a path through the speciality. Providing a broad overview of all topics relevant to the discipline of pharmaceutical medicine, it gives you the facts fast, in a user-friendly format, without having to dive through page upon page of dense text. With 136 chapters spread across 8 sections, the text offers a thorough grounding in issues ranging from medicines regulation to clinical trial design and data management. This makes it a useful revision aid for exams as well as giving you a taster of areas of pharmaceutical medicine adjacent to your current role. For healthcare professionals already working in the field, this book offers a guiding hand in difficult situations as well as supplying rapid access to the latest recommendations and guidelines. Written by authors with experience in the industry and drug regulation, this comprehensive and authoritative guide provides a shoulder to lean on throughout your pharmaceutical career.

The World Book Encyclopedia
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– More than 27,500 rich photographs and illustrations and comprehensive, highly readable text appeal to a broad range of readers.
– More than 3,800 expert contributors collaborate with our editors and researchers to ensure that articles are accurate and reflect current scholarship.
– World Book revision rates make it the most current and up-to-date encyclopedia available.
– More than 65 new and 3,000 revised articles.
– Highlighting the 2008 edition are new and expanded articles on electronic games, Google, Inc., George Clooney, and Maria Sharapova, among many others.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author’s own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character’s art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.


Access to Online Resources
by Kristina Botyriute

This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence.The book offers a concise guide for librarians, helping them understand the challenges, processes and technologies involved in managing access to online resources. After an introduction the book presents cases of general authentication and authorisation. It helps readers understand web based authentication and provides the fundamentals of IP address recognition in an easy to understand manner. A special chapter is dedicated to Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), followed by an overview of the key concepts of OpenID Connect. The book concludes with basic troubleshooting guidelines and recommendations for further assistance.
Librarians will benefit from this quick and easy read, which demystifies the technologies used, features real-life scenarios, and explains how to competently employ authentication and access management.

Public And Academic Library Electronic Access To Information Survey
by Elizabeth A. Breedlove

A statewide survey of electronic resources and access services provided by New Jersey libraries. The results of the questionnaire will be used in making decisions about future State Library grants and programs. The questionnaire was divided into four sections covering local systems (e.g., integrated library systems), Internet access, electronic resources, and local wide area networks used to facilitate access to to these resources. A major emphasis of the questionnaire was to gather information on direct patron access to electronic sources of information.

Digital Libraries: Universal and Ubiquitous Access to Information
by George Buchanan, Masood Masoodian, Sally Jo Cunningham

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International C- ference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL 2008) held in Bali, Indonesia, in December 2008. The objective of this conference series is to provide a forum for presentation of high-quality research in the ?eld of digital libraries. ICADL 2008 provided an opportunity for digital libraries researchers and practitioners in the Asia Paci?c area and beyond to gather to explore ideas, exchange and share experiences, and further build the research network in this region. ICADL 2008 was a truly international event, with presenters from 21 countries. A total of 63 papers were accepted for inclusion in the proceedings: 30 full papers, 20 short papers, and extended abstracts of 13 posters. Submissions were subject to a rigorous, blind peer-review process. The research topics cover the spectrum of digital libraries, including multimedia digital libraries, usab- ity and evaluation, information retrieval, ontologies, social tagging, metadata issues, multi- and cross-language retrieval, digital preservation, scholarly p- lishing and communities, and more. Additionally, three tutorials were o?ered in association with the conference by Andreas Rauber (Vienna University of Technology), David Bainbridge (University of Waikato), and George Buchanan (Swansea University).

Digital Libraries: Technology and Management of Indigenous Knowledge for Global Access
by International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (6, 2003, Kuala Lumpur), International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries 2003 Kuala lumpur

The International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL) is an annual international forum that provides opportunities for researchers and experts to meet and exchange research results, innovative ideas and state-of-the-art de- lopments in the digital libraries of their respective countries. Building on the success of the ?rst ?ve ICADL conferences, the 6th ICADL conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia aimed to further strengthen the collaboration and strategic alliance between the di?erent researchers and experts from the Asia-Paci?c – gion in the ?eld of digital libraries. Thethemeoftheconference,“DigitalLibraries:TechnologyandManagement of Indigenous Knowledge for Global Access,” re?ects the shared belief of the – ganizers that success in the development and implementation of digital libraries in the k-economy is based on four key areas: the technologies that are employed to create a user-friendly environment, organization, interaction, navigation, and access to content; a knowledge management approach that ensures all types of knowledge (explicit, tacit and implicit) are included; indigenous content, which implies the creation of suitable and speci?c content to meet the needs of the indigenous community; and global access, which implies that content should be made available across time and space, and also implies that the content should be ?exible enough to meet global needs. The ICADL 2003 began with an opening ceremony and a keynote address.

The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 
Two starcrossed magicians engage in a deadly game of cunning in The Night Circus, the spellbinding bestseller that has captured the world’s imagination. 

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.

Look for Erin Morgenstern’s new novel, The Starless Sea, coming November 2019.